Usmoshvets, Ian

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Usmoshvets, Ian

 

(also Ian Usmar’). Date of birth unknown; died after 1004. Ancient Russian bogatyr’ (warrior).

The son of a Kievan tanner, Usmoshvets defeated a Pecheneg bogatyr’ at the Trubezh River in 992. He later served as a voevoda (military commander) under Prince Vladimir Sviatoslavich.

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